Thank you for your
interest in becoming a participant in research that will help to advance the Human
Resource Development and Human Performance Improvement profession.
As you may know, Clemson University is a leading land
grant, doctoral granting, research university. What does this mean?
Universities such as Clemson are expected to excel in three areas:
teaching, research, and public service.
Involves the dissemination of information and the
preparation of HRD/HPI professionals through the programs and courses
offered by our academic unit: Technology and Human
In order to advance the knowledge and skills used by practitioners,
faculty are expected to conduct research and to publish their research
in leading journals and to make presentations at conferences such as ASTD and ISPI.
Finally, faculty are expected to practice what we teach by working with
a broad range of organizations to solve real world problems.
So what do I have to gain
from participating in your research efforts?
much of my time will it take?
- Participants will have access to papers
and conference presentation materials not available to the general public.
You will join an elite group of professionals who will have access to information
and research findings that others will have to wait months or years to learn
- As a participant, you will have the chance
to help shape and influence the profession by sharing your opinions and knowledge.
- In short, being a participant is a great
way to stay on the leading edge of your profession!
Actually, very little. As a survey participant, you will join in a "pool" of HRD/HPI
professionals from which survey participants will be randomly drawn. You may be
asked to complete one or several surveys each year or you may go for several
years without being asked to complete any surveys. In either case, you will continue
to have access to research findings and presentation materials.
Are you going to send me
advertising or sell/give my contact information to others?
Can I drop out whenever I want?
Of course. But you will continue to have access to the research and presentation
How do you plan to collect
Given the cost of postage, paper, and printing, the majority of the surveys will
be online and take less than 10 minutes to complete.
Will my responses be confidential?
If I have a question or
problem, who should I contact?
Please call or send me an e-mail:
(864) 656-3644 (Between 9 and 3 eastern time. If I am not in, leave a message
and I will return your call.)